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Monday, May 25, 2020

Medieval Monday: Time Enough to Love by Jenna Jaxon

Welcome to Medieval Monday. This week's snippet comes from Time Enough to Love by Jenna Jaxon. Enjoy! Don't forget to keep following along each Monday with this hashtag #medmonspring20.


When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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May 25 Excerpt:

He froze then bolted from the pallet. “You lie to protect him.”
She sat up. “Had I chosen to lie, Geoffrey, I would simply have said I misspoke…that I supposed loving someone under the stars was unforgettable. No, the truth is that I made Thomas take me up on deck as part of a wager. Once there, I wanted more so I asked him to take me under the stars. He did not want to do it, but I persuaded him.”
Geoffrey frowned and cocked his head. “In God’s name, why? Did you not know the consequences if you were caught?”

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Kelley Heckart said...

It's a pleasure to have you on my blog today, Jenna. Nice tension in this snippet. Happy Medieval Monday!

Ashley York said...

Oh my goodness Thomas! I love this story :)

Cathy MacRae said...

Oh! She's taking quite the risk!

Mary Morgan said...

Wow! Can hardly wait to find out what happens next, Jenna!

Barbara Bettis said...

Good question, there :) Looking forward to what happens next--even though I have read the book :) Have a great week, Jenna.